The best part of summer is taking your favorite activities outdoors, especially when it comes to entertaining. We like to plan a home in advance with features that will help homeowners live a relaxed lifestyle that is at-one-with-nature. Our favorite features encourage a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether entertaining a crowd or squeezing in a little extra me-time, a well designed home will expand your space with outdoor areas where you can truly connect to the great outdoors.
Start at the entry by rolling out the welcome mat with brightly colored flowers.
Next offer your guests this summer’s beverage sensation, flavor infused water! Yes, it is as easy as it looks with these recipes from the FoodNetwork.
Blur the indoor-outdoor line with architectural features like this retractable wall of glass. It offers a seamless transition to the sunshine and fresh air.
Be sure to include comfortable seating where conversations can flow.
An outdoor kitchen lets the host enjoy the party while taking care of the culinary needs of the guests. You’ll love this design guide from Geneva Cabinet Company.
Create activity zones for dining, conversation and play-time in order to offer a variety of entertainment options. Be sure to include an area with a bit of shade.
Keep it interesting by spreading the refreshments around your outdoor space, drinks on the porch, appetizers on the patio, deserts by fireplace . . . mingle, mingle.
Wind the party down naturally with mood lighting, lanterns and a cozy fire pit for story-telling and reminiscing.
Finally move the gathering to a screened in porch for a mosquito free night-cap.
The team at Lowell Custom Homes is full of ideas to help you enjoy your home from season to season. Building a new home or remodeling can be an exciting adventure and our team of experts will answer all of your questions and guide you every step of the way!
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